These gloves felt light, sturdy and had supple padding around the palm areas. Unfortunately, they ran a bit small so it was a struggle to get my hands in them. I would recommend sizing them up before purchasing.
I've only used these tights a couple times but man are they comfortable. There is hefty padding around the groin area, not the most breathable padding but it keeps my butt happy during long rides or spin sessions.
UPDATE: Just got back from my spring break trip to Utah and New Mexico. Used these shorts on Slick Rock in Moab and took a pretty nasty fall on one of the slopes. The padding around the groin saved...everything. They still look brand new. I'd give these shorts a couple more stars if I could. Thank you Gore.
I used these gloves in the high teens with no problem. My fingers didn't stay completely warm but if I had a liner on, I would have been golden. The fit is small, I usually get small gloves but I bumped it up a size. I also took a pretty nasty fall on my bike with these gloves on and they held up nicely, providing padding without too much damage to the glove.